The chemistry of the gases and particles in the air around is hugely important. Understanding of atmospheric chemistry enables new pathways to reduce air pollution and climate change.

To study this topic requires an approach that combines fundamental laboratory studies on the physico-chemical properties of atmospheric constituents with observations of the abundance and variability of these moities and numerical model simulations that integrate our understanding of the sources and fate of these compounds and with which we can test hypothesis on how they will change under different conditions.



Our research involves the development and application of state-of-the-art chemistry-climate models. With these models we are trying to answer a number of questions relevant to society

Mike Bithell

Dr Bithell is a member of the Climate and Environmental Dynamics and Biogeography and Biogeomorphology groups. Interests lie in numerical modelling of spatially distributed systems